Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 1/5/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Detroit Pistons vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -8.5
Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons (12-23, 4th in the Central Division) go to Staples Center on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Lakers (28-7, 1st in the Pacific Division). Los Angeles opens this contest as 8.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 224.
The Pistons are covering the spread 35.3% of the time, having gone 12-22-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 52.9% of the time, going 18-16-1 against the spread.
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
12/26/19 SG Luke Kennard Knee is out indefinitely
10/29/19 PG Reggie Jackson Back is out indefinitely
01/03/20 C Andre Drummond Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Golden State
01/03/20 PF Blake Griffin Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Golden State
01/03/20 PF Markieff Morris Foot is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Golden State
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
01/03/20 SG Alex Caruso Calf is questionable Sunday vs Detroit
Andre Drummond comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 15.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Derrick Rose averages 16.7 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Anthony Davis averages 27.8 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. LeBron James averages 25.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.7 rebounds per contest and 11.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 108.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 27th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 6th with 15.9 per game. The Pistons allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.0 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 25.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 8th in the league with 112.9 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 16th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 26.1. The Lakers are 13th in turnovers per game with 15.2. The Lakers surrender 105.5 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 23.1 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 41.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 25th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Pistons are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.3, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 7th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league. Detroit is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league.
Los Angeles is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Lakers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.2, and their defensive rating of 104.9 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 2nd. As a team they are 6th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pistons/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit +8.5
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